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Are you allowed to go to Cuba? Find out here

Posted By Jon Nickel-D'Andrea on Feb 11, 2017 | 5 comments<p>Am I allowed to go to Cuba? I’m sure that question has come up in conversation among you …

Cuba

JetBlue joins American in scaling back service to Cuba

When the Obama administration announced an agreement last year to allow regularly scheduled flights into Cuba for the first time in more than 50 years, major U.S. airlines stumbled over each other to get access to the island nation.<p>But now JetBlue says it is reducing its service to Cuba, becoming …

Behind the Internet's Anti-Democracy Movement

White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is reportedly a reader of neoreactionary political theory. A tour through the pro-authoritarian philosophy gaining visibility on the right.<p>White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has been in contact via intermediaries with Curtis Yarvin, <i>Politico Magazine</i> …

Alt-Right

Gov. Hickenlooper explores Colorado-Cuba ties, says officials there open to Trump talks

Gov. John Hickenlooper said he sees big business possibilities in a relationship between Colorado and Cuba following a weekend trip to the country …

Cuba

How We Fool Ourselves on Russia

In the quarter-century since the end of the Cold War, profound grievances, misperceptions and disappointments have often defined the relationship between the United States and Russia. I lived through this turbulence during my years as a diplomat in Moscow, navigating the curious mix of hope and …

Geopolitics

Russia begins military drawdown in Syria

The Kremlin first deployed its troops to Syria in September 2015, and had begun a withdrawal in March 2016. But when fighting flared anew, Moscow was …

Russia

Pentagon says US military 'advisers' are fighting inside Mosul

"They have been in the city at different times, yes," Col. John Dorrian, spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve, told reporters, according to ABC News. Though, he said, "they've advised Iraqi Security Forces as they've moved forward. They remain behind the forward line of troops."<p>The battle to …

Islam

YouTube

The Pentagon wants a half-billion more dollars for the F-35

The F-35 program office requested the money last month to the Defense Acquisition Board, according to Bloomberg, which first reported the news Wednesday. The call for additional funds is pretty familiar at this point, since the program — known as the Joint Strike Fighter since it will be used by …

Military

The US's military edge over Russia and China has come down to one plane

Since World War II, the US has dominated the skies in any region in which it wishes to project power — but recent competition from countries like Russia and China threaten to erode that edge, and only a small group of elite pilots maintain the US's edge in air superiority.<p>Russia has deployed …

Military

What Would Trump's 350-Ship Navy Look Like?

More of the same, but that's not a bad thing.<p>President-elect Donald Trump campaigned on the promise of a 350-ship U.S. Navy. While some of Trump's campaign promises are unlikely to come to fruition, there's widespread support for increasing the ship size of the Navy. But what would a bigger Navy …

You can't replace the F-35 with an F-18 any more than you can replace an aircraft carrier with a cruise ship

An F-18 cannot do everything an F-35 can do, unless stealth doesn't matter.<p>Stealth planes are complex machines. The science of stealth is really two sciences carefully put together: materials and shape, forming an outer casing of an airplane that hides the sensitive guts inside from hostile RADAR. …

Aerospace

Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen: We Must Prepare Ourselves for the Cyberwars of the Future

All future wars will begin as cyberwars. Cyberattacks and online disinformation campaigns will define the next generation of conflict, and they will …

Cybersecurity

CIA chief John Brennan cautions US government over counterattack against Russian hacking

President Barack Obama said earlier that the US government needed to and would 'take action'.<p>The Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), …

Privacy is creating a new digital divide between the rich and poor

How come Facebook knows that I have a mother with Alzheimer’s, a woman asked the other day. She was sure that she hadn’t provided the social medium …

Black men have legitimate reason to run from police, Supreme Court rules

Black men running from police have a legitimate reason to do so, a supreme court in the US has ruled.<p>The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has …

Justice

4 Forces Behind Income Inequality in America | Investopedia

Several factors have come together to fuel income inequality in the United States. While many market observers have examined this rising inequality, …

A major Trump economic policy is happening right before our eyes — and it's a disaster

He has said, however, that as president he would raise tariffs on Chinese goods (he's tossed around the number 45%) because the country is "cheating" with its low prices in the global marketplace.<p>So what would this look like? What would be the consequences of aggressive tariffs on global …

Economy

In the West Bank, a killing and a handshake are caught on tape

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West Bank